Pilot Club working on annual Bazaar

Posted by | November 6, 2014 5:54 pm

photoFrom left to right, Carolyn Brewer, Kathy Geddings, Sandra Brewer, Jane Benton and Peggy Benton work the annual Clarendon Pilot Club Bazaar. This year’s event will be 4-6 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Presbyterian Church at Manning. The group specializes in homemade biscuits, jams, casseroles and dressing, along with other Thanksgiving dinner necessities. .

Swampcats to play first round of play-offs at home

Posted by | November 6, 2014 3:28 pm

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy varsity football team will play Cardinal Newman on Friday at Billy Chitwood Field in Manning in the first round of the state playoffs. Admission will be $8 for adults, $4 for children, and booster club passes are not accepted during play-off games. The pep club is asking everyone to dress in their bird hunting attire.  

Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr.

Posted by | November 6, 2014 2:15 pm

SUMTER – Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr., 45, husband of Tonia Mallett Smith, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck. Born June 15, 1969, in Columbia, he was a son of Frances Smith and the late Holmes Nathaniel Smith Sr. He was an investigator with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, and had 19 years of experience in law enforcement. The family will received friends at the home of his father- and mother-in-law, William “Bill” and Ruth Mallett, 408 W. Boyce St. in Manning. Services for Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr. will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home

Sheriff’s Office remembers one of its own

Posted by | November 6, 2014 2:07 pm

holmes cover pageThis memorial picture was sent to us by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Please remember the family of Inv. Holmes Smith, a 19-year law enforcement veteran, in your prayers.    

Wreck at Brooks and Rigby has no injuries

Posted by | November 6, 2014 1:47 pm

A slight fender bender at the intersection of Brooks and Rigby streets in Manning resulted in no injuries to the drivers, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. This picture was provided courtesy of Sam Levy and Sons Photography of Manning. IMG_7815

Mayor: City awarded $350K grant

Posted by | November 6, 2014 1:34 pm

MANNING-SEALManning Mayor Julia Nelson announced today that the city of Manning will receive a $350,000 grant from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority to both “improve and paint (the city’s) water tank of Keitt Street … and upgrade some water lines to improve fire protection for our residents.” “I am appreciative of the approval of council to pursue this grant and the work of our staff and city engineer in making this a successful grant application,” Nelson said. “The grant will indeed improve our infrastructure capacity to create opportunities in our area. Again, we thank the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority for… Read the rest

STEM students test robots

Posted by | November 6, 2014 12:33 pm

Next stop, Orangeburg. Using pre-engineering and robotics skillsets, seventh grade STEM  students at Manning Jr, High School yesterday conducted trial runs using Lego mindstorm kits that will soon transport an important vaccine. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Instructor Marian Marlowe started a long-term project with the students by first having them create a simulated virus in the lab. Then they had to create a vaccine to destroy the virus. Now they are tasked with safely and effectively transporting the vaccine from Clarendon Memorial Hospital to The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties for further distribution. They will use… Read the rest

Lunch with the Chief: Madison Ard and Katelyn Beasley

Posted by | November 6, 2014 12:13 pm

chief-blair-shaffer-and-kidsMadison Ard, 14, right, a freshman at Manning High School, is one of six students to win lunch with Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer by entering a drawing at Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. She brought her best friend, Katelyn Beasley, also 14 and a freshman at Manning High School. Madison said she wants to be a dental hygienist and Katelyn said she wants to be a neo-natal nurse. Shaffer has picked the names of the other kids and notified them, and manninglive.com will be posting those kids as he meets with them. Shaffer said the kids may ask him about… Read the rest

SC gets ‘D’ on March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Cards

Posted by | November 6, 2014 10:35 am

march of dimesThe March of Dimes released the 2014 Premature Birth Report Cards today. The Premature Birth Report Card measures progress by comparing each state’s preterm birth rate to the goal of 9.6 percent. South Carolina’s preterm birth rate was 13.8 percent in 2013, and the state earned a “D” grade on the 2014 report card.

Essie Mae Starks

Posted by | November 6, 2014 10:22 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerEssie Mae Starks, 81, widow of Henry B. Starks Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Sept. 11, 1933, in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Wright and Essie Scarborough. The family will receive friends at the home, 1107 Watford Drive in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. to Samuels Funeral Home, LLC, Manning.

20 percent chance of showers

Posted by | November 6, 2014 8:58 am

Colors over pond It’s about 64 degrees with 90 percent humidity, and winds out of the southwest at 8 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and a high near 79. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 44 and winds out of the northwest at 7 to 10 mph. The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook in regards to possible strong and gusty winds on the lakes  tonight as wind speeds might reach 25 knots.  

Turbeville Ruritan pancake supper

Posted by | November 6, 2014 6:23 am

pancakesThe Ruritan Club of Turbeville will host an all-you-can-eat pancake supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the East Clarendon High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and may be purchased from Ruritan members or at the door.

Free Clothes Give-away

Posted by | November 6, 2014 3:21 am

clothing giveawayThe Indoor Flea Market in the old green Head Start building on West Huggins Street in Manning, will hold a clothes give-away from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Shop for free. For more information, call (803) 435-8748 or (803) 566-6264.

Clarendon voter turnout slightly higher than state average

Posted by | November 5, 2014 9:48 pm

votedAbout 43.4 percent of registered voters in Clarendon County turned out Tuesday for the General Election, slightly higher than the state’s average of 43.05. Home Branch had the highest turnout, with 58.5 percent, with Bloomville and Hicks following at 50.9 and 50.2 percent, respectively. Harmony had the lowest turnout, about 19 percent.  

Coroner releases identity for wreck victim

Posted by | November 5, 2014 5:55 pm

holmes smithClarendon County Coroner Hayes F. Samuels said Holmes Smith was killed about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sumter Highway near the I-95 overpass in Alcolu after a one-vehicle wreck. Samuels said Smith suffered multiple trauma in the wreck. There will be no autopsy. Smith was an investigator with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Samuels said. “They are doing blood work,” Samuels said. “But there will be no autopsy. The exact cause of death is still pending.” Smith had been with the Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by a wife and five children. Cpl. David Jones with the S.C.… Read the rest

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